DARK TRANQUILLITY’s MIKAEL STANNE Talks “Endtime Signals” Album: “In Many Ways, This Was Like A New Beginning For Us, It Felt We Had Something To Prove”

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One of the pioneering acts of the Gothenburg/Swedish metal scene, along with In Flames and At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity has remained a steady force in the realm of melodic death metal.

On August 16th, the band will unveil their 13th studio album, “Endtime Signals”. Building on the success of previous releases such as “Atoma” (2016), which climbed up to #2 in the Swedish album charts, and “Moment” (2020), which earned the band a Swedish Grammy Award, the new album is posed to become a fan’s wet dream.

Despite counting on a revamped lineup, it showcases the band’s identity in every aspect – from the cover to its themes of despair, the varied vocal delivery, and right up to the last note. The album release date, August 16th, was strategically picked: it will coincide with the band’s appearance at the Summer Breeze Open Air in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. In addition to that, the band has scheduled a North American tour with Amorphis in the summer and will be touring in Europe with Moonspell, Wolfheart, and Hiraes in the fall.

“Endtime Signals” Album Artwork

Pre-order “Endtime Signals” HERE.

Singer Mikael Stanne, the only original member of Dark Tranquillity, not only keeps himself busy with his main band. He’s also involved in other acts, such as The Halo Effect, currently touring, and the newly formed Cemetery Skyline, a who’s who of Scandinavian metal with a melodic yet heavy sound. Cemetery Skyline is planning its live debut for August, which means Mikael is gearing up for a lengthy period on the road.

Collaborator Rodrigo Altaf sat down with Mikael to discuss the pessimistic view that “Endtime Signals” exudes, how the new lineup dynamics influenced the creative process, his involvement with other bands, and a myriad of other topics.

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